11 Songs, 51 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Such was the wildly imaginative brilliance of Let’s Eat Grandma’s 2016 debut, I, Gemini, that some refused to believe it was the work of two 17-year-old girls from England. “The worst [response] was: ‘There must be some guy behind this,’” Jenny Hollingworth told Britain’s The Times newspaper in June 2018. Still teenagers, Hollingworth and Rosa Walton shatter misogynistic and patronizing expectations even further with this follow-up. They continue to weave multiple genres into a beguiling alt-pop tapestry, where songs journey through excitingly unpredictable left turns and trap doors. This time though, the melodies are sharper and the rhythms more club-ready. The intervening years have also enriched their words and voices: They examine the frustrations of love with crackling emotion on “Falling into Me” and reach out to a lost soul on aching piano ballad “Ava.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

Such was the wildly imaginative brilliance of Let’s Eat Grandma’s 2016 debut, I, Gemini, that some refused to believe it was the work of two 17-year-old girls from England. “The worst [response] was: ‘There must be some guy behind this,’” Jenny Hollingworth told Britain’s The Times newspaper in June 2018. Still teenagers, Hollingworth and Rosa Walton shatter misogynistic and patronizing expectations even further with this follow-up. They continue to weave multiple genres into a beguiling alt-pop tapestry, where songs journey through excitingly unpredictable left turns and trap doors. This time though, the melodies are sharper and the rhythms more club-ready. The intervening years have also enriched their words and voices: They examine the frustrations of love with crackling emotion on “Falling into Me” and reach out to a lost soul on aching piano ballad “Ava.”

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About Let's Eat Grandma

Taking their name from the popular Internet grammar meme, Let's Eat Grandma is the otherworldly pop project of Rosa Walton and Jenny Hollingworth. The pair became best friends while they were still children growing up in Norwich, U.K., and began making music together when they were 13. At first, they recorded themselves covering popular songs, but soon grew bored and began writing their own material, which was as likely to borrow from chart-topping acts as it was from Grimm's fairy tales or the likes of Björk or Kate Bush. By the time they were 15, Hollingworth and Walton were performing live shows, and were noticed by Kiran Leonard, who saw their name on a poster for the 2014 Norwich Sound & Vision Festival. The duo soon shared management with Leonard and signed to Transgressive Records. A trio of singles, "Deep Six Textbook," "Eat Shiitake Mushrooms," and "Rapunzel," arrived in early 2016, a few months before Let's Eat Grandma's first full-length I, Gemini (which was recorded in a former nuclear bunker) appeared that June. 2018 saw the release of the single "Hot Pink," which was produced by SOPHIE and the Horrors' Faris Badwan. ~ Heather Phares

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